'Ex-Gay' Therapy Group Loses Tax-Exempt Status

Someone will be getting less coins from fleecing the flock. "Ex-gay" organization the National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, or NARTH has lost its tax exempt status due to failure to file proper documentation for the past three years, according to the IRS.

Things weren't exactly look up for NARTH before this latest revelation. Cofounder Joseph Nicolosi has claimed gay people want make pedophilia normal and spread HIV, and has been accused of distorting research to fit NARTH's claims to help those who "struggle with unwanted homosexuality." The group also mired in scandal in 2010 when it came to light one of its leaders, George Rekers, was traveling with a male escort.

“NARTH’s work throughout the years has amounted to child abuse in every sense of the word,” Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin said in a press release. “Sadly, some therapists have looked to this discredited organization for guidance on treating their most vulnerable patients and this has had drastic results.  The IRS is just the latest organization to take a death blow at NARTH.”